Ten new hospice beds are coming to the Simcoe/Muskoka region. A recent decision from the North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network’s Board of Directors will see five beds allocated to Midland/Penetanguishene, with another five going to Orillia. “This announcement is one that the NSM LHIN has been working towards for many months now”, said Jill Tettmann, CEO of the NSM LHIN. “We recognize the important role that residential hospices play in the provision of quality end-of-life care, and have seen how our three residential hospices, currently in operation, have greatly benefited the communities they serve. We look forward to working with our two identified sub-regions to make this happen.” This brings the number of beds in the North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN area up to 31, including six in Collingwood, five in Huntsville, and ten at Barrie’s Hospice Simcoe.